Meaning of “point (sth/sb) out” in the English Dictionary

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"point (sth/sb) out" in British English

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point (sth/sb) out

phrasal verb with point uk /pɔɪnt/ us /pɔɪnt/ verb

to make a person notice someone or something, sometimes by holding up one of your fingers towards him, her, or it:

If you see her, please point her out to me.
The tour guide pointed out the inscription that runs round the inside of the dome.

More examples

  • She pointed out a few problems with the house that I hadn't noticed.
  • I'd made one or two mistakes that she pointed out to me.
  • Huw pointed out one or two architectural details that I hadn't noticed.
  • He pointed out some interesting places to go on the map.
  • He pointed out his boss in the crowd.

(Definition of “point (sth/sb) out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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